Feb 24, 2024  
2016-2017 University Catalog 
2016-2017 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

Book Arts Minor

Programs  > Programs in the College of Art, Media, and Design  
Contacts     Description     Academic Policy     Admission to the Minor     Program Objectives     Program Requirements



Mary Phelan \ mphalen@uarts.edu \ 215.717.6490
Minor Advisor


This minor emphasizes the development of skills related to designing and creating books, incorporating both type and imagery. Instruction in image-making in multiples through printmaking processes, basic typesetting techniques, and introductory bookbinding methods are studied.

Program Objectives

  • Students demonstrate independent, creative problem solving and original thinking through the development of a distinct and personal approach to art making informed by contemporary issues and historical precedents.
  • Students will acquire an awareness of contemporary issues broadly speaking, within the disciplines of art and beyond.
  • Students demonstrate proficiency in a number of advanced techniques in their individual studio practice, including a deep familiarity with materials and processes.
  • Students demonstrate an awareness that craft/content/format are of equal importance.
  • Students demonstrate knowledge in the history of their discipline and an understanding of how their work relates to that history.

Academic Policy

Minor programs are governed by the minor policy published on the the enrollment & registration  page in the policies  area of the catalogue.

Admission to the Minor

CAMD Open to all students, excluding those pursuing a BFA in Fine Arts with a Printmaking concentration or a BFA in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts with a Printmaking concentration.
CPA Open to all students.
DLA Open to all students.

Program Requirements (15 credits)

Required Courses